Somalia has reopened its embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad after it was shutdown 25 years ago.
Somalia’s minister of Foreign Affairs Abdisalam Hadliye, the new ambassador of Somalia Khadija Mohamed, Officials from the Iraqi ministry of Foreign Affairs and Parliament and foreign diplomats attended the flag-hoisting ceremony in Baghdad on Thursday.
‘’ We have opened our mission in Iraq and determined to foster the relations of the two countries,’’ said Abdisalam Hadliye.
In 1991, Somalia closed its embassy in Iraq after the Central government was overthrown and ushered in a new era of conflict and anarchy from which the country has never fully recovered.
Published: October 16, 2015